Archive for December2011

First Due Friday: Row House Fire

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Share your strategies, tactics and experience! Every Friday we’ll post a picture or video and want to get your take on the situation. THE SCENARIO: You’re wearing all the hats today! You’re dispatched to a reported “structure” fire. It’s the middle of the week during Christmas vacation and the neighbors don’t know if the kids are there or not.

2012 Class and Event Planning In Progress

Make training, professionalism and pride part of your New Year’s resolution! We’re in the process of building our 2012 calendar with intense, realistic hands-on training, interactive classroom events and good old-fashioned brotherhood.

First Due Friday; Truck Arrives First at a House Fire

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Share your strategies, tactics and experience! Every Friday we’ll post a picture or video and want to get your take on the situation. This week, you are the Officer on the 4 person TRUCK company who ARRIVES FIRST at this single-family house fire. Due to other call volume, the FIRST DUE ENGINE is 5 minutes away.

First Due Friday: “Big Box” Search

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Share your strategies, tactics and experience! Every Friday we’ll post a picture or video and want to get your take on the situation.

I Have Always Done Victim Survivability Profiling

VSP is one of the hottest topics of conversation in the fire service today. Captain Marsar’s research has taken the fire service by storm and has created an interesting “new” flavor of the month for those who feed on “firefighter safety through spectatorship”. Maybe it was because of my animosity for the “let it burn” folks within our profession that I was initially against the concept of deciding if a building is searchable from the front yard and was unfairly biased. However, the more I read about and discuss it the more I realize that I HAVE ALWAYS PERFORMED VSP!